Easter Candy Kabobs

I realize Easter is still not for a few weeks, but once I got this idea of candy kabobs in my head, I jumped on the closest holiday and ran to the candy store. I’m a candy addict (and a dentist, I know I know…), and any reason to stock up on gummies is going to get me excited. I especially love Easter candy – egg shaped candies are particularly ideal and who can pass up the pretty pastel colors. I stuck with yellow and pink for these kabobs (can you tell by my blog design and wedding that I’m a fan of the combination??) and I love how they came out. I’ve seen a bunch of candy kabob variations on Pinterest, and the wild rainbow colored ones are fun, but my favorites were the combinations that only had a few colors of candy. So rather than using all the pastel pinks, yellows, greens, blues, and purples of Easter, I stuck with just yellow and pink candy because 1) they’re pretty together and 2) the flavors are my favorites.


Since throwing candy on a stick and posting it to a baking blog would be kind of lame, I also made some rice krispie eggs to help make these fit in on the blog among the likes of Oreo Cheesecake Layer Cakes and Triple Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes. Sure it’s just a kabob of mostly non-homemade goodies, but these Strawberry Brownie Kabobs were such a hit with so many people, I knew another kabob idea – especially one featuring so many gummies – had to go over well. Although you could get most of the candy at your average grocery store, I visited a special candy store in the city last week called Sockerbit that sells all Swedish candy. Growing up I had a lot of Swedish aupairs and enjoyed my fair share of Swedish candy, so this was a double treat for me. Of course Peeps are not a very foreign treat, but they still made the perfect topper for these kabobs. A bit of whimsy, a good dose of spring cheer, and a lot of yummy make these kabobs easy to make but impossible to resist.

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There’s no real recipe for these kabobs – just go crazy at the candy bins and maybe make a few rice krispie eggs if you’re feeling fancy. I just made a basic rice krispie recipe, added a few drops of pink food coloring to the melted marshmallows, and shaped them into eggs once the rice krispie mixture was cool enough to touch. They were perfect for skewering and added a bit of homemade flair to the treats. If you decide to make candy kabobs, I definitely recommend getting some sour belts that you can fold into little flowers like I did – they’re my favorite part! Wrapped in a pretzel bag with a festive ribbon, they’re the perfect addition to your Easter basket this year. Or if you’re not doing baskets, just use it as a pretty excuse to stock up on an otherwise unnecessary amount of candy :)

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5 Responses to “Easter Candy Kabobs”

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    Maggie — April 4, 2014 @ 1:06 am

    These are adorable, but on a side note, I just wanted to tell you I have been following your blog for a few months now and looked through dozens of your old posts. I am pretty new to baking, but you have helped to really light the fire in me. I’m still a novice, but you make even difficult recipes seem attainable (and I have to say, I have pulled many of them off!) this gives me confidence and makes me want to keep on baking… and keep on reading! So just a quick “thank you” and “I love your blog”

    • Erica — April 4th, 2014 @ 9:38 pm

      Thank you so, so much! What kind words, I really appreciate it. Glad you’ve been inspired to bake – it’s such a great hobby and so fun to share with others. Happy baking!!

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    Tulla — April 4, 2014 @ 11:27 am

    So sooo cute! :)

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    Laura — April 6, 2014 @ 5:41 pm

    Such a cute idea! I am not a fan of Peeps, but you have made them look acceptable to me :)

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    Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies — April 8, 2014 @ 10:50 pm

    These are absolutely adorable! I could see these being a huge hit at Easter. And the sour ribbon belts look/sound fantastic. That Swedish candy shop looks like a place I really need to check out.

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